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Tech, innovation and music: ‘Pick one little thing and go deep!’

“VR is shit! It’s shit but it doesn’t have to be. Certainly the hardware’s not all the way there yet, it’s quite bulky and if you put it on for an hour or so you’re going to get a pretty raging headache and neck...
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Spotify and Warner Chappell settle their dispute in India

Spotify’s launch in India last year was marred by a licensing dispute with Warner Chappell, in which Spotify argued that it could use a statutory licence designed for broadcasters to cover its use of the publisher’s...
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WMG tightens Dogan partnership with Warner Music Turkey launch

Warner Music and Doğan Music already have a partnership in Turkey but have now expanded the scope of that relationship with the opening of Warner Music Turkey. The two companies will work on building up domestic repertoire...
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Warner Music Group appoints its first senior privacy counsel

Here’s an interesting job title for a major label: senior privacy counsel. Warner Music Group has just created the role, and appointed Clare McConnell to it, reporting in to WMG’s general counsel, international, Kate...
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Rights-buyups heat up with WMG/Providence and Hipgnosis

One of the trends of 2019 so far concerns the value of music catalogues (publishing rights, mainly, but also master recordings) as well as the well-funded entities jostling to buy them. A pair of stories yesterday offered...
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Sandbox Issue 241: Music Merchandising Moves On

Lead: Billboard has just announced new chart rules around merchandise and album bundles in the US (effective from January 2020), seeking to close some of the loopholes that have been exploited here in recent years. This could...
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WMG boss bullish on growth after $2bn of annual streaming revenue

“We’re now five years into the industry’s recovery. There are over 280 million streaming subscribers globally. And we still see plenty of room for more growth.” The words of Warner Music Group CEO Steve Cooper in his...
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Big-data startup Audigent raises $6.7m Series A funding round

Startup Audigent has raised a $6.7m funding round for its business as a ‘first-party data platform’ for entertainment, sports and lifestyle clients. The investors include some familiar names too: Warner Music Group...
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WMG’s Scott Cohen talks innovation: ‘What’s coming next, and what do we need to do?’

Ever since co-founding distributor The Orchard in 1997, Scott Cohen has been known as one of the music-industry executives with an intense curiosity about new technologies and their potential applications for musicians and...
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WMG pushes back at reports that Stormzy triggered Ben Cook resignation

You’ve likely read the news earlier this week that Atlantic Records UK president Ben Cook was stepping down, as the result of an incident seven years ago when he went to a party dressed as a member of Run DMC. Cook was...
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Warner Music Group invests in CryptoKitties maker Dapper Labs

At the NY:LON Connect conference this January, Warner Music Group’s Jeff Bronikowski talked about WMG’s startup investments “in sectors we want to learn about… it’s more about learning about sectors and adjacent...
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Warner Music Group talks startups, technology and investment

In Music Ally's latest analysis report, we take a look at the three major labels' strategies around music/tech startups and investment. The full report is for Music Ally subscribers only, but you can sign up for a free trial,...